The right age to get wrinkle fillers will depend on your skin and how you feel about it. Some of us start seeing the signs of ageing in our 20s and want to take action right away. Others won’t have any deep lines until they are in their 40s or might decide to wait a little longer before trying wrinkle fillers. You can decide when you want to have fillers, how long you want to keep using them for and what kind of results you want to see.
Wrinkle fillers are dermal fillers that are used to tackle lines and wrinkles. The fillers that we use at the Dermadoc clinic are made of a substance called hyaluronic acid that can be injected into your skin under the wrinkle. The wrinkle will be “filled out” so that your skin looks smooth. Wrinkles fillers can be used on fine lines as well as on deeper expression lines.
The hyaluronic acid can also help to improve the condition of your skin so that it looks more youthful. This is why some people decide to start using dermal fillers earlier, before any deep lines have formed. The filler can stimulate collagen production and hydrate the skin, which may help to prevent the skin from ageing as quickly.
However, that doesn’t mean that you should jump into using wrinkle fillers right away. There are other treatments such as Botox that can help to prevent expression lines from forming. It is also important to remember that everyone’s skin ages differently. If you have very youthful skin then you might not have any noticeable wrinkles until you reach your 40s, but if your skin is ageing quickly you could start seeing those first lines in your 20s. The best way to judge when the time is right for wrinkle fillers is to examine your own skin, consider how you feel about it, and to get advice from a trustworthy expert at Dermadoc.
Wrinkle Treatments in Your 20s
Some people start worrying about wrinkles in their 20s, or even earlier, but most people won’t need wrinkle fillers at this age. You probably won’t have any deep lines yet, although you may be starting to see the areas where they are likely to form. You may notice creases forming when you pull certain expressions, but these will usually disappear when your face is at rest because a permanent line has not formed yet.
At this stage it is usually better to focus on preventative treatments rather than on tackling existing lines. You should make sure that you are protecting your skin from sun damage as this is one of the main causes of wrinkles and other signs of ageing. You might also want to consider Botox treatment, which can help to prevent expression lines from forming by relaxing the muscles that are creating these creases in your skin.
However, wrinkle fillers might be an option if you do have premature lines that you want to eliminate. Some people’s skin does age faster than others, so you may already have some permanent expression lines in your 20s. You might also be interested in using wrinkle fillers to tackle other issues with your skin, such as acne scarring.
Starting Wrinkles Fillers in Your 30s and 40s
Lots of people who start using dermal fillers to combat the signs of ageing will do so in their 30s or 40s. You will probably start to see deeper lines forming in your 30s and most people will have noticeable wrinkles by the time they reach their 40s. Expression lines tend to be the main issue during these years. You might notice permanent creases appearing around your mouth, eyes or on your brow. Often there will just be a couple of lines or one problem area that you want to target.
Wrinkle fillers can get rid of these expression lines so that your face looks as youthful as you feel inside. You might also want to consider Botox to prevent the lines from getting deeper. It’s also important to keep protecting your skin against the sun to prevent wrinkles and other damage.
Wrinkle Fillers at 50+
By the time you reach your 50s, you will probably be able to see fine lines forming as well as the deeper expression lines. Loss of volume and reduced elasticity can also make your skin look older and less healthy at this age. Wrinkle fillers can help with both the finer wrinkles and the deeper lines. Dermal filler can also be injected to replace the lost volume in your cheeks, jaw or elsewhere.
Different types of wrinkle fillers can be used to address the different types of lines that are common at this stage Soft fillers can be injected into the upper layers of your skin to smooth out areas with lots of fine wrinkles. A medium-firm filler can be injected at medium depth under your expression lines to fill them up. The firmest dermal fillers can be injected deeper into the skin to add volume where your skin has become loose or saggy.
A non-surgical facelift could be a good option at this age as the signs of ageing tend to be more widespread. You should also continue to protect your skin from further damage by staying hydrated, using moisturiser and protecting yourself from the sun.
Wrinkle fillers can be used at any age, depending on your skin and preferences. There is no upper age limit for wrinkle fillers, so you can have them for as long as you want. Although there is no lower age limit either, it is important to visit a reputable cosmetic clinic where you won’t be pushed into having treatments that you don’t need yet. When you talk to one of the experts at Dermadoc you’ll get personalised, unbiased advice on all of your options so that you can make the right choices about your care. It is completely up to you when you want to start using wrinkle fillers or other treatments.